Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Magic wands

The girls have been playing for hours and hours. All of a sudden there was hysterics. Becca's favorite (that hour anyway) wand broke. She was spinning and the top flew off and they cannot find it. I am called to find it because "I am a good finder". I cannot find it anywhere. I said that if I could just use my magic wand powers to find it, that would be easier.

Bridget says " Will you give me your powers one day?"
I say "Only if you earn it after the competition"
Dead serious, she says " Okay. I better study more"

I wonder if she knows Wizards of Waverly Place is fiction?

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Nutcracker Tea Party & Santa

Last weekend I took the girls to the Nutcracker Tea Party. This is an event from the JoCo Park and Rec at the Ritz Charles. They serve some kid friendly finger foods and drinks and the Legacy School of Arts does and hour long performance of the Nutcracker ballet. It was very pretty inside and all the little girls were dressed all fancy. Any time my girls can go all fancy, they are thrilled. There were a lot of Bridget's friends from school there too. It was a good time.

Today we went to see Santa. The Bass Pro Shop has a really nice Santa setup and a non-cheesy looking Santa. They also take and give a free 4x6 photo to you. Bass Pro is a little dark inside, but has some very nice photo opts. The girls got to tell Santa what they really want more than anything (and thankfully, those things are already taken care of by a very efficient elf) and I got cute photos. That makes for a successful outing!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Car talk

When we drive to dance each week the girls either have very funny comments and conversations or they fight the whole way. Tonight, Bridget shared some of her philosophy.

I was in traffic, in the wrong lane, a nice person let me over and I gave the polite wave. Becca asked who I was waving at. I explained the wave and she asked if it was a kid. Bridget informed her that it was not a kid, because you have to be 16 to drive and 19 to have a car. (Good to know she won't need a car in high school. )

Then she went on to say that even a 19 year old is not an adult. They are still TEENS. She asked if that was right. I said that legally you are an adult at 18 years. She said she was not going to be an adult until she was 20 because in your teens you don't know enough. ( I am going to have her sign that statement for future use).

Then Bridget asked if everybody has to get married. I said no way. It is a choice. She replied that she was not going to marry anybody unless it was the perfect man. (She should start looking now)

Bridget has to keep taking these timed math tests at school. We were talking about math facts and how we need to keep practicing even when school is out because I thought she forgot a lot over the summer when we didn't practice. She said she agreed because when she was at swimming lessons last summer, she got some water in her ear, and she shook everything out of her head trying to get that water out.